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Can we please talk about adding G+ back to the sharing options on HP.

  1. toptendeals profile image86
    toptendealsposted 3 years ago

    There’s a community of over 500 million members, with over 60% of them logging on every day, providing a vast base for your potential audience.

    80% of G+ accounts log in once every week.

    G+ is the second largest social network and overtook twitter early in the year.

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    I don't know what else to say, are we picking a fight with the company that gives us 90+% of our web traffic?  What's the downside of including G+ in our sharing options.

    I personally have over 1000 followers in my G+ circle and I send them to HubPages.  I would love if they could easily share my hubs with their networks though.

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    Can we at least take another look at adding the G+ back on HubPages?

    1. Writer Fox profile image79
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      +1 - I have over 1,300 followers on G+.

    2. moonlake profile image89
      moonlakeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I agree.

    3. Matthew Meyer profile image79
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      We have discussed this in the past, but I can bring it up again in our Community meeting.

      1. Writer Fox profile image79
        Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Perhaps you could take this article to the meeting:
        http://moz.com/blog/google-plus-correlations

      2. toptendeals profile image86
        toptendealsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        All we ask is that you bring the conversation back to the table.  Appreciate you taking the time to hear our concerns Matthew!

    4. Matthew Meyer profile image79
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      We discussed this in our community meeting and have added this feature to our list of possible items for future implementation.

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Matthew.

      2. toptendeals profile image86
        toptendealsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Nice thanks.

      3. agvulpes profile image90
        agvulpesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I would suggest sooner rather than later. smile

  2. Misfit Chick profile image92
    Misfit Chickposted 3 years ago

    Not to mention, it seems to affect our adsense 'scorecard' in a negative way if hubs don't have one. Why is there a button for Twitter & Pinterest but not for Google? It's a good question. smile

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      +1

    2. Thelma Alberts profile image83
      Thelma Albertsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      +2

  3. brakel2 profile image87
    brakel2posted 3 years ago via iphone

    I think they said it wasn't being used.   +1

  4. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    "As well, Google will tell you that active engagement with their product Google+ will be "beneficial" to any publisher as a whole, including in search. Publishers now ignore Google+ at their peril, whether it is relevant to their business or not. "

    The above quote is just above the first chart at http://www.theawl.com/2013/08/the-next- … for-search

    1. sabrebIade profile image82
      sabrebIadeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Google: Beautiful website ya got here.
      Really be a shame if somethin' happened to it...
      Ya know...websites drop in rankings....
      I'm just sayin'.....

      1. paradigmsearch profile image84
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        +1

  5. jimmythejock profile image82
    jimmythejockposted 3 years ago

    I have to agree that it should be re introduced after all my score card on adsense  needs to be balanced  out.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You can add a google+ to your google tool bar which will enable you to google+ all your hubs - download from google

      1. Thelma Alberts profile image83
        Thelma Albertsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you sallybea for the info.

      2. Misfit Chick profile image92
        Misfit Chickposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Sally - but that doesn't really improve the scorecard for Google. Why aren't any Hubpages personnel responding to this?

        1. Writer Fox profile image79
          Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          MATTHEW MEYER is part of the staff of HubPages and he did respond.  See his post above.

          1. Misfit Chick profile image92
            Misfit Chickposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, but a little more information would be nice... Can you tell us the reasons for it not to have been implemented in 'past' meetings? What is the reason for something so seemingly logical to not be available?

          2. Misfit Chick profile image92
            Misfit Chickposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I mean, I wonder if NOT having it conveniently available like Twitter or Pinterest somehow contributes to the advantage of Hubpages itself? Does having the +1 button on our hubs dig into Hubpage's income, somehow? Would author's get more and Hubpages get less for some reason?

  6. moonlake profile image89
    moonlakeposted 3 years ago

    Looks like some strange things going on in the forums right now.

  7. Cardisa profile image92
    Cardisaposted 3 years ago

    I would really like to see it added again. When it was here I got more traffic from G+ than I did FB. I still don't get much traffic from Twitter so that button is useless to me.

    1. Misfit Chick profile image92
      Misfit Chickposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      This is why I'm suspicious of it being removed, especially since no Hubpage staffers are responding to this. Why was it removed? Why isn't such a logical thing on our pages? Does it increase money to Hubpages somehow while taking it away from Authors? I think it's a fair question to be asking and getting an answer for.

      1. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Misfit Chick, the last time we brought it up we were told it was removed because it was hardly used by readers.  I was one of those who requested it be replaced but it hasn't. I hope that this new request does not fall on deaf ears.

        BTW, Matthew did respond and he is a member of staff.

        1. Misfit Chick profile image92
          Misfit Chickposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, I saw that he responded - someone said that, earlier. I'm looking for a more specific response. I said that, too. If no one was using it and it wasn't hurting anything - but somehow it affected the amount of hits we receive. There might be something to it. I also know this question has been asked before - I've asked it before, myself. But I have yet to see a good reply from any of the staff. That's what I'm looking for. I'm sorry if I seem argumentative - but again, something seems fishy from my perspective. wink

          1. Misfit Chick profile image92
            Misfit Chickposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            - Especially since it seems to affect our adsense scores.

      2. ktrapp profile image89
        ktrappposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        If I recall correctly, the G+ button was removed around the time HP was making a lot of changes to page layout probably more than a year and a half ago. I believe that some of the changes made at that time were meant to improve page load speed. Specifically, when the G+ button was removed I believe the explanation given at the time was that it was hardly used so it was not worth having since it makes a page take longer to load.

        Unfortunately, I feel it was removed while Google Plus was in its infancy so I am glad to see that Matthew Meyer (HP staff) stated earlier in this thread that he is going to bring this up in one of their meetings.

        1. PegCole17 profile image91
          PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Page load speed is also a negative factor in my "Site Health" scorecard results on AdSense. It seemed to me when I was opening some of my hubs that the page loading was quite slow and on others it was faster.
          About Google plus, out of 5 stars, my report shows only 1 star with a recommendation on "needed improvement" of adding Google+ to my sites. neutral


          If HubPages wants an improved relationship with Google, maybe we need to listen to what they want.
          http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8373392_f248.jpg

          1. PegCole17 profile image91
            PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Oh, yes. I should have known there would be repercussions to this post and there certainly were. Ok. Good luck with the site.

  8. toptendeals profile image86
    toptendealsposted 3 years ago

    I wouldn't think hubpages staff was being malicious.  The truth of the matter is Google plus didn't get a lot of traction off the bat so I could understand pulling it off hubpages.  It's definitely worth putting back up now though.  It's still not quite as large as facebook but it's grown into the second biggest network so it's time to re-add it.

    1. profile image0
      Ben Blackwellposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      +1

      1. Jean Bakula profile image93
        Jean Bakulaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I would also like to see the +1 button come back. I didn't utilize it much when it was new, but now I have been posting things and having conversations on it. I think it would be helpful to us.

 
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